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IITA-Mozambique provides relief for victims of cyclone Idai

Staff of IITA-Mozambique have delivered relief materials to The National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) office in response to those who had been affected by cyclone Idai that devastated parts of Mozambique on 14 and 15 March 2019. Some provinces were severely affected and some locations, such as the cities of Beira and Buzi in…

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Mozambique farmers enjoy greater yields as a result of IITA’s research

Mozambique farmers enjoy greater yields as a result of IITA’s research

IITA’s research in Mozambique has made much impact in rural and national development by ensuring that the agricultural sector is competitive, sustainable, gender-balanced, and resilient to the stress and impacts of climate change. IITA Seed System Agronomist, Canon Engoke, outlined the details at IITA-Nampula during a seminar titled “Agricultural technologies demanded for change in Mozambique” on…

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Picture of DG Sanginga meeting with DPA Dzucula (extreme left) while Chikoye and Boahen look on.

IITA-Mozambique hosts DG Sanginga

On 21 to 22 March, IITA-Mozambique hosted IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga, for a two-day visit to oversee preparations for the upcoming Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting, the official inauguration of the new IITA-Mozambique facilities in Nampula, and the local celebration of IITA’s 50th anniversary slated to be held there on 8-12 May.

Picture of IITA delegation being shown the state-of-the-art Mycotoxin Lab by Boahen.

Mozambique hosts IITA top brass for meeting, visit of new facilities

Members of the IITA R4D/P4D Directorate were at the new IITA-Mozambique office in Nampula for a three-day meeting and station visit, which was held 18–21 September. The delegation was led by Ylva Hillbur, DDG-R4D, and Kenton Dashiell, DDG-P4D, and comprised the regional directors, unit heads, and other members of the R4D directorate. At the IITA-Mozambique…

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IITA launches seed systems project in Mozambique

IITA, with partners, launched the USAIDfunded “Feed-the-Future Mozambique Improved Seeds for Better Agriculture” (SEMEAR) project with a stakeholders’ meeting and workshop held at the Hotel Melinio in Nampula, Mozambique on 20−21 April. SEMEAR is a 5-year (2015−2019) program led by IITA that will use a winwin, public−private partnership approach to disseminate improved legume seeds and…

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IITA-Mozambique is home at last!

It was a journey that started over six years ago. But finally, on 1 March, IITA-Mozambique – “Instituto Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Estação de Nampula” – was finally home. “Our new IITA-Mozambique ‘home’ is not complete yet, but it’s ours and it is functional. We’ll eventually get there,” said Steve Boahen, IITA Country Representative for…

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